Google: Subscribe To Blogger Comments Via Email (New)
Today Google announced that readers of blogger (or blog*spot) blogs can now subscribe to comment discussions via email!
(Blogger Buzz) Last night we pushed a small-but-crazy-useful new feature for all Blogger blogs: subscribing to comments via email. This makes it a lot easier to stay in the conversational loop after you’ve commented on a post somewhere. […]
In order to receive follow-ups via email, you’ll need to post your comment using your Google Account. We only send comments to your verified Google Account so that someone else can’t use this feature to send you email you didn’t sign up for.
Previously in order to “keep up” with the conversation, users had to subscribe to a feed via RSS. Although this feature is great for finding updates regarding blog posts, news, etc., using it to keep up with the latest comments was probably less than ideal.
While this new feature will probably be welcomed by many blogger blogs users, Google should probably drop the “must have Google account” requirement, and instead embrace the openness of the web.
Darnell Clayton is a geek who discovered blogging long before he heard of the word "blog" (he called them "web journals" then). When he is not tweeting, friendfeeding, or blogging about space, he enjoys running, reading and describing himself in third person.
This is a long-awaited option, good to track conversations and replies of blog authors.
I have recently started blogging and it has been made much easier by the followup comment via email feature.
Rick Marnon, Howell
“[google should] instead embrace the openness of the web”… just like WordPress did for example..
In the world of social networking, and this fast open world, who cares if anyone received a couple of spam e-mails!! (Not like google is doing it’s best in preventing ACTUAL spam from coming to my gmail inbox! gee!) this is the only way blogs could be a bit more interactive, not just life-less dead spaces.. you say something and never hear about it again UNLESS you have a google account, I mean come on!
nice thing, easier to check mail